Poland is a part of the global tourism market with constantly increasing number of visitors. Tourism in Poland contributes to the country’s overall economy. The most popular cities are Kraków, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Lublin, Torun and the historic site of Auschwitz – German nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim. The best recreational destinations include Poland’s Masurian Lake District, Baltic Sea coast, Tatra Mountains (the highest mountain range of Carpathians), Sudetes and Bialowieza Forest. Poland’s main tourist offers consist of sightseeing within cities and out-of-town historical monuments, business trips, qualified tourism, agrotourism, mountain hiking (trekking) and climbing among others.
There are dozens of sea resorts on the coast of Baltic Sea like Wolin Island, located close to the German border and the coast of Pomerania. In southern Poland there are resorts for skiing and hiking in the Karkonosze mountains, which is part of the Sudetesmountain range. Karkonosze includes the touristical centres of Karpacz and Szklarska Poreba. Other famous resorts for skiing and hiking include in Carpathian Mountains: Zakopane in the Tatra mountains; Szczyrk, Krynica-Zdrój, Ustron, Wisla in Beskides or Szczawnica and Kroscienko in Pieniny mountains.
Biebrza National Park – Biebrzanski Park Narodowy- is a national park in Podlaskie Voivodeship, northeastern Poland, situated along the Biebrza River. The Biebrza wetlands as well as the Narew River valleys are very important centres for birds’ nesting, feeding and resting.
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a breathtaking cultural landscape of great spiritual significance. Its natural setting – in which a series of symbolic places of worship relating to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out at the beginning of the 17th century.
Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland and Subcarpathia of the UNESCO inscription are located in Gorlice, Nowy Targ, Bochnia counties ( Lesser Poland Voivodeship or Ma?opolskie), and Brzozów County (Subcarpathian Voivodeship) and are in Binarowa, Blizne, D?bno, Haczów, Lipnica Dolna, and S?kowa.
City of Warsaw. Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Warsaw’s mixture of architectural styles reflects the turbulent history of the city and country.
The Churches of Peace in Jawor and ?widnica in Silesia were named after the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 which permitted the Lutherans in the Roman Catholic parts of Silesia to build three Evangelical churches from wood, loam and straw outside the city walls, without steeples and church bells.
The Jasna Góra Monastery in Cz?stochowa,Poland, is the most famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and the country’s greatest place of pilgrimage – for many its spiritual capital. The image of the Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is Jasna Góra’s most precious treasure.
The Presidential Palace -in Polish, Pa?ac Prezydencki, also known as Pa?ac Koniecpolskich, Lubomirskich,Radziwi??ów, and Pa?ac Namiestnikowski) in Warsaw, Poland, is the elegant classicist latest version of a building that has stood on the Krakowskie Przedmie?cie site since 1643…….
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